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we can all middle of the room see. the real new. russian submarine strike eisel targets around the syrian city of did this or is moscow continues to support government forces in its campaign to liberate the country from terrorists also. prepared to launch a campaign for independence from spain and it met with fierce resistance to from the dreaded which is threatening to prosecute hundreds of the region's mayors and hillary clinton opens up on her election defeat in her new book. and what she thinks cost her the chance to be america's first female president.
and i welcome good evening it's just turned eight o'clock here in moscow you're watching international. the russian navy has targeted a number of i still held areas with missiles near the syrian city did is saw with the details his. thursday's strikes are really quite significant because many see darrow's or as sort of one of isis last remaining strongholds in syria that we could be seeing the beginning of the end of i saw a final push to take back what little land they do have left at this point and the pictures we have of the seven cruise missiles being launched from two russian submarines in the mediterranean sea really do show a lot of destruction being conducted in their targets and of course the statement from the russian defense ministry has confirmed already that all their intended targets were hit and that includes eisel control centers communications hubs and possibly most significantly an ammunition stockpile all in dairies or now of course
the fall of there is order really started last week on the time for the fifth when a landmark progress in the city was finally seeing a syrian forces backed by russian air force were finally able to break the three year long blockade of the city and it's also believe that a number of very high level i sold militants were killed in the massive air strikes conducted by russia and while fighting of course does continue in the city today's successful strikes by russia really do bring syria one step closer to finally fully liberating that city and possibly the country as a whole from islamic state. for two children who were rescued from are still held territory in iraq have now been reunited with their relatives back in russia is believed the youngest is immediate family were killed in the battle for the city of mosul here we're taught to you that we have been running a campaign called bring them home to help authorities track down the relations of orphaned russian speaking children well this is he said to have been rescued from
the basement where he had been with his mother two brothers and sister as the fighting raged he was the sole survivor from his family and the little girl is. the kids in an orphanage in iraq and after a long journey. finally made it home to chechnya and then with their relatives i. was. the good of yes and that was the key. to be i was good but why should. i do much. if i. thought at that office. that i think. it's going to show you. again is not at the
moment and i should be appalled by the moment. there are. leaks. let's see if i have or. if you. did not even know that in the us going back he told us that he was going into france for treatments only also to his death on the first of may we found out that he was that when they said that they're looking for those russian children we started looking for and grandson and that's what many thanks to mount as an advantage that you helped was on the list to the. meanwhile two more children have
arrived at a baghdad often age after they were rescued from the iraqi city of tal afar which was recently liberated from the terrorists we hope as part of our campaign to be able to track down their relatives. coming up us then the us real problem on one. was not. just to rebuild it. i'm going because he was
a boy i want to. now the u.s. senate has voted overwhelmingly against an amendment to the defense authorization act had it been passed america's foreign military interventions would all have needed three authorized by congress within six months the act was recently brought in shortly after nine eleven that is given the u.s. the justification for launching a number of wars in its global fight against terrorism gives the american president
the ability to use force against groups that have attacked the u.s. and has allowed to many pave the way for more than sixteen years of conflict well to discuss the mass and i was joined by paul a former u.s. congressman and father of ron paul two the senator who's behind the amendment initiative good evening cheer on the fact that this amendment failed to get through it was that surprising to you. know i wasn't surprised medicare is very pleased with the vote you know we had to take on the whole senate the establishment they didn't want to bring it up he had to sit on the floor and be very cautious and play with the rules and finally demand that they bring it up he didn't get a vote on the resolution per se but on the rule which would have allowed it to come up you've got a vote on now which was in the right for your vote on whether we should start addressing the proper authority from congress through our presidents when and when
they can go to war and i thought maybe if he got a dozen votes or so that would be very good he ended up getting thirty six votes so i think our side of the argument the libertarian conservative argument about being more cautious looking for proper authority where winning the us a lot of people might not have liked to vote that way but they may have been feeling the pressure from back home and that's why i think that he did better than we had anticipated so but in general though i think if the american people have the information generally they're not looking to go to war yet there's congress is so key. perilous and the people who are careless as well as our media supporting these ongoing wars well you're right that i mean people are getting very weary wool weary of what's going on why do you think then it was of value to dick and sixty one to thirty six he said to a place to go thirty six votes but sixty one people did use against it well what was their concern. well i think what's happening is that.
the pro-war group or solidified in congress their leadership always goes along their neoconservatives and they take this more aggressive foreign policy and we as a constitution and some libertarians we are a minority and the media is entirely on the side of the neoconservatives and they represent you know the military industries and there's always an angolan people make money off a war and sometimes they say well we'll have a little war we'll have a little cold war and this will help our profits and they don't intend it to go back further of us so often it gets out of control and actually the policy is totally out of control because here it is if you measure it in the introduction sixteen years of ongoing wars over there and there is no no end in sight except we need to continue our efforts to wake up the american people so that that thirty six votes turns into sixty six votes and then we put pressure on the media
the person to represent us and present the truth i had read some people who said look we think you will thrive is a good thing however rescinding existing legislation before we have new legislation is a bad thing is that a fair point. well from their viewpoint they consider it fair or we don't like it because we don't want to store it. if we need proper authority and have to go to war we wanted to be done you know in full discussion but what they want to do is say some of them that supported rand's vote saying yeah these are all old we need to update the authority but if they just rewrite the authority and say we explicitly give our president his authority to get rid of assad you know which the congress never gave that explicit authority that would be
very bad so there is risk in in rewriting the rules but what we want to do is rewrite the rules and say follow the rules and rules say that you just can't go to war you know without a declaration of war and war doesn't achieve anything and so it is true it takes a lot and washington really is a poor representation of the american people if you get out in the countryside is some good politicians wouldn't talk to the people and now that i'm out of congress and i still talk to our campuses i feel very much at home with my position of not interventionism. just moving. to north korea south korea is not ruled out the possibility of how you see nuclear weapons in the country how do you think washington will react to that. well i think that's an ongoing thing unfortunate because you know i think the proper thing would be for us to get out of the way and encourage south korea and north korea would talk with each other
that might be really something important you know i've been thinking about that why it why couldn't it leaders because there are some leaders and a lot of south koreans that would like better relationships with north why couldn't we encourage and get behind saying look south korea we encourage you to talk to north korea and see if you're going to sit down maybe united states and. china could both be observers or something and they get it moved on but not for us to constantly stir up trouble by having our military confrontation by building up and having these war games what are these war games where they practicing you know is so unnecessary and confrontational and it doesn't mean that if we didn't have war games that we would give up something on our defense but no i think there's room and there's people who would support this position of just saying look where we're going to hurt let the leaders of south korea talk to the leaders of north korea and
let china and united states be quiet observers of what's going on our g. think we're close to military conflict and on the korean peninsula are you hopeful that some sort of diplomatic solution will be found. well i'm always hopeful that sanity will set a oh no i worry that sometimes people will overreact i don't think the issue of confrontation is quite as bad as it seems some time with the media because you know every night t.v. stations probably you know show the military pictures of the soldiers of north korea marching and all and so i think it's a little bit better than what is perceived but i still worry about it because i worry about accidents what about false flags what about you know something coming up and and somebody lying about something look how our war was expanded in vietnam war based on a law and look how we went into iraq based on a lie so that's what we have to worry about. in spite of those concerns i
don't think we're on the verge right now of initiating the force but we have to contend our side has to worry about the bush doctrine which try just to you know make it our official policy that you need to have preventive war of preemptive preventive war is aggression and. that i don't like. we we need to make that point but yes your question is i sure hope it's not as bad as some days it seem that we're not on the verge of dropping bombs on each other ok rome always good to have to leave that was former u.s. congressman thank you. thank you. and other news this evening officials in the rest of spanish region of catalonia are preparing to launch an independence campaign on thursday evening it comes ahead of a planned referendum which madrid has called illegal and is trying to prevent
spanish authorities have already shut down the separatists official website although it has since moved to a new the main government is also warned that it could cut electricity to polling stations and the country's main postal company has been ordered not to deliver any documents related to the vote meanwhile more than seven hundred mayors in the region are facing prosecution by the national government for voicing their support for the session. but i remember that when a citizen has a problem with justice just one system was the problem not one seven hundred twelve the problem of justice is just as the house the problem is in this case a spanish justice or not to some one hundred twelve because this has never been seen in europe at least in the democratic you everybody. this is a great surprise this has never happened here thought more than seven hundred main saying united this is why they have called this meeting our unanimous position is
to act together our priority it is to walk to guarantee as a referendum. the spanish spanish prosecutor's office also announced it will see any printed material relating to be election along with the ballot boxes authorities who are also granted permission to take action against any individuals or groups promoting the referendum and organization supporting the leave campaign are now regarded as a new law for anyone found guilty could face up to eight years in prison and a twenty year ban from public office. on monday there were mass gatherings as people voiced their desire to separate from spain they say the referendum will go ahead regardless and if the result is a yes catalonia will look to proclaim independence within forty eight hours in fact one catalan mayor we spoke to says he's ready to face prosecution for the courts. there's a freedom there's about democracy about the right to decide for all follow people
and i think it's really really difficult at the well if how letting people of both democracy and supporting this out of the muck or see that i find them could be could be a trick out of it as a crime i believe in firmly in democracy a way i want. to protect to defend the democratic rights of our people. and if i have to explain this to the provincial prosecutor i want to have any problem to do that in the end everyone everyone will realize that what we need is common sense when it is. one when it is to try to calm things down. by respecting and result and by a respect the. free will of the people. still ahead this hour hillary clinton has been spreading the blame for her defeat to dunk front in the election the details of her new book coming up after the break.
welcome back now if you've ever wondered is there life losing a presidential election hillary clinton is showing that there is because nearly a year after her shock defeat to dogma trump she has released a book called what happened aside from a few personal touches and anecdotes to you clinton said to explain what railroaded her campaign throwing more than a few accusations that people countries and organizations when she says cost of the chance of being america's first female president a washington correspondents mirror that through the chop tips. looks like hillary
clinton is back in the headlines promoting her memoirs and giving interviews left and right to discuss what exactly went wrong and she doesn't sixteen when she suffered an unexpected defeat to reality t.v. start on the trot. and it seems like she's compiled quite the list of exactly who and what to blame her says that word work in two thousand and sixteen russian wiki leaks are pressed by inherit nothing from the democratic party bernie's not a democrat jim collins letter my primary opponent and a lot of his supporters sexism and the massaging the resentment the stereotype the staal a lot of people didn't want to hear my plans. for an even more detailed explanation hillary clinton has just released a new book entitled what happened in the book clinton managed to blame everyone. everything under the sun including jill stein. barack obama and of course.
mentioning him and russia about three hundred thirty three times clinton even leveled attacks at senator bernie sanders for impugning her character but here's what else happened the e-mail scandal when it turned out clinton lied about handling classified information as secretary of state there is no classified material our investigation found that there was classified information so it was not true let's not forget the constant shaming of supporters you could put half of supporters into what i call the basket of deplorable zx and then there was a major strategic miscalculation when she chose not to campaign in the rust belt losing the democratic fire wall that obama won in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve the same voters bernie sanders won over during the primaries hillary clinton says she doesn't plan to run for president again but she's definitely making sure she steals the spotlight. on. washington
d.c. . well in the book. it's game of thrones with people to resist picking up. they shouted guilty guilty like they really just salads and game of thrones chanting shame shame well so see lannister walked back the red to keep. the state police in the mind to. lead the quest is to stay a troll no matter. what that means. or anyone else. having said all this why aren't i fifty points ahead you might ask.
did you make another mistake sure sell to lose the election without it maybe other things. i will say well that. you could put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorable. everyone who isn't. isn't it basically you're saying that there's there's nothing you're going to do differently as a way to try to win over his supporters i and my head and let's start from that premise for losing the people. here have the people you think.
scored a wave of hoax bomb threats in the capitol and the russian cities telethon terrorism with one hundred thousand people were affected in mass evacuations over the past week. as more. wave of evacuations across russia due to these bomb scares are not just talking about a few cities in one region of russia we're talking about cities across the country it's an immense scale and affecting some one hundred thirty thousand people just in the past two days as four hundred twenty buildings had to be evacuated and what has been an increasingly peculiar week all kicked off on sunday morning in the west siberian city of they received a bomb scare there that evening another bomb scare was reported in the central russian city of resigning from that it's just snowballed and now so far these bomb scares have been reported in almost thirty cities and it's still ongoing. this
is telephone terrorism jennifer and. the president after this series we could have started rather than sure this are taking steps to find behind. the targeting areas with the high densities of people we're talking about schools shopping malls cinemas bus and train stations and in the subsequent searches no explosive materials or suspicious paraphernalia has been found but what they've been very successful in doing is creating mayhem panic in disorder in these areas with large numbers of people thus far it remains a mystery as to who will water is behind these hoax calls it's believed that the third it's a being made an honest anonymously through internet phone calls and the latest theory we have coming from sources citing revulsed the russian international news agency are that these calls have been traced to numbers coming from abroad and the individuals responsible have links to i so these are unconfirmed at this point
there are other theories circulating such as these phone calls a part of some kind of drills there's also the possibility or very that this is a virus but of course there's also the theory that this is just a prankster intent on. seeing as much panic and disruption as possible now an investigation is underway to get to the bottom of this and then maybe we'll find out what's really the case. ok so let's get the thoughts now of counter-terror experts. who joins us this evening hello there thanks for coming on to our so you know we know the bomb hoax is a relatively common place but i mean something like this is taking it to a new level isn't it it is question. the level at which they have gone and the cost for me personally feel that this is really really serious it doesn't fit into the more of these. thinking more in terms
of looking at the narrative of some of the analysis coming out from you know security sources that this might be linked to terrorism if that is the case and i know the the the for the good meat of the federal government of russia with it is very serious when sure as possible is polished taking into consideration that some of these telephone calls have been linked to control or most russians know you know in the call of this nature will be five years prison sentence sure i mean you would assume if it was a telephone that's something that could be traced to i mean in your opinion do you think it will be long before we know he was behind. i think there's no doubt in my b.p. recorded that is what i was in that spirit called it so if this period coded. kitted
will. be used definitely quite confident that the russian security agencies will trace it back to make this a few weeks in my ticket to but they would definitely keep if i suspect that if they saw suspicion is right and is linked to a state of sponsored terrorism we might be in another crisis in terms of how this should be taken forward in the next few months can anything be done to prevent this sort of hoax. they're acting it's very very difficult because you can't just sit or you say it's just a no. we're no good to the security drill because if you don't. expose lupo's the forst bomb blast. place to place inmates into tonight in poland when a russian spy decided to blow up
a plane. a train now some tea so the seventy applause we have in this kind of sedate you know more or less try to relieve itself would if i says recently so few weeks ago came out with. mugsy the insights into our members to go out and actually derailed train so the russian security agencies did the right i was up. there for the crew would have done in been able to evacuate as many people as. people would have been caught up in this mere few thankfully nobody was hurt but it's certainly been very disruptive to believe it they're going to tilt you know. i can't terror expert thank you. your shorty to nash will be back with more news in half an.